Go Back
+ servings
Chilli Idli
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
No ratings yet

Kaima Idli | Chilli Idli

Kaima Idli is one easy recipe with the leftover idlis . It is also called as Chilli Idli. It can be served as a snack or breakfast .
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Author: sharmila kingsly

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


  • ½ cup Onion chopped finely
  • cup Tomato pureed
  • 2 Green chili
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Capsicum – 1 finely chopped
  • Green peas – ½ cup
  • Idli – 6 nos
  • Salt - as needed
  • Coriander Leaves – as required for garnishing
  • Water – ½ cup

To Temper:

  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Spring Curry Leaves
  • 1.5 tbsp Oil


  • Take a Kadai and add oil. Once the oil becomes hot add in mustard and cumin seeds.Once it splutters add in Curry leaves.
  • Now add in the chopped onion and fry till it becomes golden brown
  • Now add in the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell leaves. Keep the stove in medium flame otherwise, the ginger garlic paste might get burnt.
  • Now add the tomato puree. Add in the Chilli powder and coriander powder.
  • Add in the required salt.Now add the cooked green peas and chopped capsicum.
  • Saute it well for about 1 min.9) Now add in ½ cup water. Now cook in high flame for about 3-5 mins or till the water gets evaporated. Adjust this according to your taste. You can leave it as a gravy or dry completely.
  • Meanwhile chopped the reserved idlis as cubes. And deep fry in hot oil till it becomes crisp.
  • Now add the fried idlis in the cooked masala.
  • Fry for about 2 mins and garnish with coriander leaves.



  •       Refrigerate the idlis overnight for about 4 hours otherwise, the idlis might get stick to the bottom of the pan while frying.
  •       You can even add 2 tsp of chili powder if you prefer it spicier.
  •       1 tsp Curd could also be added if you prefer it tangy.
  •       Serve hot and crisp kaima idli by garnishing with Lemon.
  •       Bake at a preheated oven at 190 Deg C for about 10 mins if you wanted to skip the deep frying
Keyword Chilli Idli, Kaima Idli
Tried this recipe?Mention @happietrio or tag #happietrio
Subscribe to my Channelclick for more videos